Day Twenty-one: The Gift of Your Heart
Making It Real
Think about the best gift you’ve ever given someone. What was the occasion?
Why was this gift so special? How did it feel when you gave it to them?
Taking You Back
Read Matthew 2:1-12.The shepherds weren’t the only ones who got to see the baby Jesus. The Magi, or wise men, also paid Him a visit. These men traveled a long way to meet Jesus. But right from the start, they knew that He was much more than just a baby. Before they even met Jesus, they wanted to worship Him.
After following the star, the Magi met Jesus and were overjoyed. They bowed before the baby king and presented Him with gifts as a way to demonstrate their love and admiration. And they brought the good stuff: gold, frankincense and myrrh. This might not be what you’d expect to find under your Christmas tree, but in Jesus’ time, these precious gifts were fit for a king.
While we might not have any gold, frankincense or myrrh to offer Jesus, each of us has a wonderful gift that we can lay before Him. If Jesus were to ask you for a Christmas present this year, He’d ask for the most simple and beautiful thing you can offer Him: your heart.
Take a few minutes to write in your journal about what you’ve learned.
• What would it look like to be less focused on Christmas gifts this year and more focused on worshiping Jesus?
• What’s one way you can offer your heart to Jesus as a gift this Christmas season?
• How can you continue to offer your life as a gift of worship to God after the Christmas season is over?
From You to God
God, thank you for giving us Your Son. Thank you for the life I have in You forever because of Him. I want to give You my heart this Christmas season. Please be my focus and my joy. Show me how I can worship you right now and for the rest of my life. I am Yours, God. I love You so much. Amen.
If you could have been at the manger, what would you have brought to Jesus? Post it as your status, and then rock out to this.
Have a blessed day, SUSIE Sisters! We love you!
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